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Author Vezzoli, Carlo, author.

Title Design for environmental sustainability : life cycle design of products / Carlo Vezzoli
Edition Second edition
Published London, United Kingdom : Springer, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource
Contents Intro; Preface and Acknowledgements; Contents; About the Author; Introduction; Frame of Reference; 1 Sustainability and Discontinuity; 1.1 Sustainable Development; 1.1.1 Introduction of the Concept in the International Agenda; 1.2 Sustainability Dimensions; 1.2.1 The Environmental Dimension; 1.2.2 The Socio-ethical Dimension; 1.2.3 The Economic Dimension; 1.3 Sustainability: A Call for Radical Change; 1.3.1 The Magnitude of Change; 1.3.2 The Quality of Change; 1.4 The Paths to Sustainability; 1.4.1 Industrialised, Medium and Low-Income Contexts; 1.4.2 The European Agenda for Sustainability
2 Evolution of Sustainability in Design Research and Practice2.1 Evolution of Sustainability in Design; 2.2 Low-Impact Resources Selection; 2.3 Product Life Cycle Design; 2.4 Product-Service System Design for Eco-Efficiency; 2.5 Design for Social Equity and Cohesion; 2.6 Aesthetics for Sustainability; 2.7 State of the Art; Design for Environmental Sustainability; 3 Life Cycle Design; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Environmental Requirements of Industrial Products; 3.3 Product Life Cycle System; 3.3.1 Pre-Production; 3.3.2 Production; 3.3.3 Distribution; 3.3.4 Use; 3.3.5 Disposal
3.3.6 Additional Life Cycles3.4 Functional (Unit) Approach; 3.5 Life Cycle Design; 3.5.1 Life Cycle Design Objectives; 3.6 Implications of Life Cycle Design; 3.6.1 The Design Approach; 3.7 Strategies of Life Cycle Design; 3.7.1 Priorities Among the Strategies; 3.8 State of Art of Life Cycle Design; 4 Minimising Material Consumption; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Minimise Material Content of a Product; 4.3 Minimise Scraps and Discards; 4.4 Minimise or Avoid Packaging; 4.5 Minimise Material Consumption During Usage; 4.6 Adopt Flexible Material Consumption Systems (During Use)
4.7 Minimise Material Consumption During the Product Development Phase5 Minimising Energy Consumption; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Minimise Energy for Pre-production and Production; 5.3 Minimise Energy Consumption During Transportation and Storage; 5.4 Select the Most Efficient Energy Consumption Systems During Use; 5.5 Enable a Variable Consumption of Energy to Follow Demand Fluctuations; 5.6 Minimise Energy Consumption During Product Development; 6 Minimising Resources Toxicity and Harmfulness; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Selection of Non-toxic and Harmless Materials
6.3 Select Non-toxic and Harmless Energy Resources7 Optimising Resources Renewability and Biocompatibility; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Selecting Renewable and Biocompatible Materials; 7.3 Selecting Renewable and Biocompatible Energy Resources; 8 Product Lifetime Optimisation; 8.1 Useful Lifetime; 8.2 Why Design Long-Lasting Products; 8.3 Why Design Intensely Utilised Products; 8.4 Social and Economic Dimensions of Changes; 8.5 Life Cycle Services; 8.6 Guidelines; 8.7 Designing for Appropriate Lifespan; 8.8 Designing for Reliability; 8.9 Facilitating Upgrading and Adaptability
Summary This book provides a comprehensive framework and practical tools to support environmentally sustainable design processes. It puts forward an articulated vision of methods, tools and strategies for the integration of environmental requirements into product development, and highlights potential strategies and design guidelines, accompanied by a large selection of high-quality, environmentally aware product design case studies. The book is divided into three parts. The first part of the book introduces and defines the outline and scenarios of sustainable development and, within this framework, traces the evolution of sustainability in the design research and practice. The second part, deals in-depth with the approach and strategies used to design and develop environmentally sustainable products. In particular, this section explains the Life Cycle Design approach, and the strategies and guidelines to minimize material consumption, minimise energy consumption, minimise resource toxicity and harmfulness, optimise resources renewability and bio-compatibility, optimise product lifespan, extend material lifespan and facilitate disassembly. In addition, the offering models in which it becomes very interesting - under an economic and competitive profile - to design products with a low environmental impact are also explained. The third part presents the environmental impact of products, and the tools and methods for assessing it, with a specific focus on the Life Cycle Assessment together with the tools that have been developed to support product design for environmental sustainability. Finally, we find a description of the Method for Product Design for Environmental Sustainability (MPDS), and the tools that the DIS research unit (Design and system Innovation for Sustainability, Design Department, Politecnico di Milano) adopts when offering consultancy to firms with the aim of paving their way to the development of skills and tools related to the design of environmentally sustainable products. In the appendix, the design strategies and guidelines are synthetically re-proposed, together with the environmental impact assessment tables. Extensively rewritten for this new edition, the book is an important text for all students, designers and design engineers interested in product development processes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed April 16, 2018)
Subject Sustainable design.
Industrial design -- Environmental aspects
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Industrial Engineering.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Industrial Technology.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Technical & Manufacturing Industries & Trades.
Industrial design -- Environmental aspects.
Sustainable design.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781447173649